Holiday Hot Cocoa Station

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A couple of weekends ago I spent a few hours selling hot cocoa at the local Illumination Parade to benefit my children’s school.

Another volunteer and I working the cocoa stand to benefit our elementary school.

We are always trying to raise a little extra money to support our children, the amazing teachers and staff who work there.  It was truly and incredible experience as so many people came out to support our town and march in the parade.  Thousands of people lined the streets of old town Warrenton as local businesses, schools, clubs, bands and veterans walked or “floated” by.  I am not sure anyone expected such a huge turn especially in our small town but it created an unforgettable night filled with community spirit.

We sold three different flavors of hot chocolate that night and it inspired me to set up my very own “Hot Cocoa Station” in my house.  It allows my holiday visitors to help themselves and indulge in a cup of cocoa.  It’s an adorable holiday touch sitting on my dining room buffet.  My kids love it too!

Check out those vintage mason jars,  they were my grandmother’s and she filled these jars each and every summer with the bounty from her garden.  She was such an inspiration to me and now I get to think of her every time I walk into my dining room.  Cocoa anyone?

These vintage mason jars came from my Grandmother who canned everything leftover from her garden.

Here are some of the hot cocoa toppings we sold at our cocoa stand the other night at the parade.  The peppermint cocoa was the most popular as the candy cane melts in the hot cocoa and really gives it a minty taste- YUM!

Peppermint Cocoa:

  • Regular hot cocoa
  • Whipped Cream Topping
  • Red Sprinkles
  • Candy Cane

Teddy Bear Cocoa

  • Regular Hot Cocoa
  • Whipped Cream Topping
  • Teddy Gram Teddy Bear Gram Crackers
  • Cinnamon and Sugar Sprinkles


Dark Chocolate Cocoa

  • Regular Hot Cocoa
  • Whipped Topping
  • Chocolate Sauce drizzle
  • Chocolate Jimmies
  • A Square of Dark Chocolate on Top

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  1. Kimm at REINVENTED says

    Yum! Love the aqua ball jars and that adorable cake plate!

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